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2015 Honda Civic Type R Specs and Features Announced

Honda's 276hp hot hatch now comes turbocharged

Sep 10, 2013 SHARE
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The Details:

  • First factory turbocharged Honda Civic Type R with 2.0L engine producing 276bhp
  • Honda aspires to make it the fastest front-wheel drive around the Nurburgring track
  • On sale 2015
  • Honda Civic Tourer also claimed to feature 74 mpg.

The light and agile Honda Civic has always had a special place in our hearts. It's unfortunate though that here in the states we have been limited to the SI model and lost out on the premier Type R variant. Short of importing one in, all we can really do is convert our Hondas to Type R trim as best as possible. Well, the next generation 2015 Honda Civic Type R has been confirmed but, again, don't expect to see it sold in America. In 2010, the Civic Type R met the cutting board. Today it was revealed at a 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show press conference in Germany that a 2015 model will arrive and it will carry a performance level higher than any past models before it, according to Manabu Nishimae, President of Honda Motor Europe.

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Unlike the past naturally aspirated Civic Type R, the brand new 2015 model will be a direct injected turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that produces a claimed 276bhp. It will remain front-wheel drive and of course be a compact, and agile chassis.

Honda's objective is to make its brand new Type R the fastest front wheel drive car around at the famed Nurburgring track in Germany. It's a bold statement for a car that still faces two years of development before going on sale in 2015. "We have recently spent a week at the Nurburgring, carrying out extensive testing and we are on target, and have already set a time approaching a lap record", said Manabu Nishimae. Honda's WTCC driver Gabriele Tarquini was enlisted for the vehicle shakedown and handling development.

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Also revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show was the Civic Tourer. During the same press conference, Honda claimed the Tourer's 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine will provide an amazing 74.3 mpg rating as well as an impressively low C02 emissions rating from only 99g/km* (3.8 liters l/100km). Move over Toyota Prius. The Civic Tourer is a 5-door providing plenty of boot space and practicality.

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Adrian Killham, Honda Civic Tourer's Large Project Leader says, "For me, the strength of the car is the synergy of functionality, versatility, and dynamic design. As a European development team, we're passionate and proud about what we've achieved."

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